St. Paul girl sentenced for giving out meth

All I can say is I truly hope that the kids that went to the hospital because the meth made them ill have learned not to mess use meth again. Even more-so, I hope that they were made aware of what it was that they had ingested so that they would know what to avoid.

BY EMILY GURNON
Pioneer Press
Article Last Updated: 10/22/2007 02:28:05 PM CDT

The 14-year-old St. Paul girl who distributed crystal meth at her middle school cafeteria was sentenced Monday morning in Ramsey County Juvenile Court.

Since she is underage, the sentence is not public. But Janet Hafner, spokeswoman for the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, said the girl is no longer in juvenile detention. She had been there since her arrest Oct. 2.

The girl’s father, Jerry Castillo, 35, has been charged with fifth-degree drug possession. According to a criminal complaint, he was using methamphetamine and kept it in a bedroom nightstand.

His daughter apparently found the drugs and handed them out to about a dozen of her fellow students at Hazel Park Middle School, five of whom went to the hospital briefly after feeling ill.